Price Paid: $210.00 at Elite dealer in Germ
foothills of freising
Scott CR1, ultegra
I have just bought them and used it on 2 occasions and I must say that either I am a real bad rider or these rollers are not as easy as people say they are. On the first day I fell down about 6 times, sometimes I even rode off it and once I fell off badly and cut my ankle on the frame. On the 2nd time, it was much better but one needs so much concentration its not fun any more. In the end I could cycle for about 5 mins at the most without losing my balance - but at least I did not fall down although I did still ride off the rollers once. I am still determined to keep hammering away but I have to say I wish someone told me about these downsides before I bought them. I am now thinking of giving them another few attempts and if it still doesn't work out I might try talking to my Elite dealer if I can return it and upgrade to another type of trainer by paying the difference. By the way, I am following the manaufacturer's advice to start riding by placing the rollers between doorways to act as a support, I would have fallen down on more occasions otherwise!
Ease of set up, and no adjustments needed to your bike, just put it on the rollers and ride away although there are other major downsides.
1st, the rollers are about 4 inches high, so you are not likely to be able to straddle your bike. In fact even getting on is not easy. 2nd, you need to concentrate like hell to maintain your balance. 3rd, it's super sensitive to the slightest movements of your hands on the handlebars, so I can't manage to shift my hands from one position to the drops for example without losing my balance. I can forget about riding hands off, or adjusting my iPod etc. 4th, although the rollers are shaped in a way to help you stay on them, the higher outer edges of the rollers actually cause me to lose my balance easily as the wheels wobble near them.
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